Assistant Commercial Manager

London, North West, South East
Oxfordshire, London Central, Manchester
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs
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Business/Strategic Management
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Ricardo Energy & Environment
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Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.


To join and assist a team of contract management professionals within Ricardo Energy & Environment, responsible for ensuring the identification and mitigation of contract risks and liabilities and legal compliance of the Company’s commercial contracts, while exercising a high degree of judgement to maximise commercial opportunities. Internal and external training will be offered.

Key accountabilities:

Support and assist the Commercial and Procurement Team in:

Ensuring commercial arrangements maximise rewards with an appropriate balance of risk.

Review, draft and negotiation of sales and purchasing related contracts such as services, non-disclosure, memorandum of understanding, licence, collaboration, and intermediary agreements.

Providing commercial support and guidance to the business in the preparation of expressions of interest/pre-qualification questionnaires, tender submissions and other proposals.

Effectively pursuing variations and resolution of disputes.

Providing accurate and timely contractual information to the bid pipeline, contract conversion and filing systems.

Providing advice to sales and delivery staff on a wide range of commercial issues such as intellectual property rights, liability and insurance, data protection etc

Participate in the provision of commercial risk awareness training

Supplier evaluation and onboarding

Desirable key competencies and experience:

(These competencies and experience are desirable but not essential. All candidates will be considered)

An understanding of commercial and financial practice and experience operating in a business finance and/or commercial role

Some contracts knowledge / experience and/or purchasing experience

A sound working knowledge of contract law and of recent developments in related legislation, or a legal background

A degree or equivalent in law or a business-related subject

IACCM Membership/Certification and/or CIPS.

Skills and behaviours:

Be able to work as part of a team

Proven ability to work independently

Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Proficient levels of written, negotiation, and problem-solving skills

This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark. You will have support from the wider business for your career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities within Ricardo Energy & Environment.

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.

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